Ashling is a modern variation of the respected Irish feminine name Aisling, whose roots lie in the 17th-century poetry genre. Meaning "dream" or "vision," Ashling refers to the aisling, a brand of poem where Ireland appears as a vision to the poet lamenting her people's hardships. So meaningful were these works within Irish culture that Aisling did not become a name until at least the 20th century. Ashling's unique iteration suggests an easy connection to the Ash tree—Ireland's most common native tree, often considered a symbol for the land's well-being.
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